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December 29, 2016
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Child care is available starting at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for our delicious brunch after the service.
We welcome guests!

There will be NO LUNCH SERVED on Sunday 12/25/16 and Sunday 1/1/17.  The Top Chefs are taking a break to spend time with their families during the holidays. 
Past, Present and, Future.

Dee Masters
A sermon on the relationship between the 1st and the 7th UU Principles, with notes on Blaise Pascal ("The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing."), Plato's Myth of the Cave (The Republic), UU humanist Ken Patton, falling through winter ice, author Anna Quinlan, and more.... Prose by Barbara Rohde and poetry by D.H. Lawrence.

Reverend Dr. Stephen H. Furrer
Been coming to PUC for a while and interested in becoming a member? Or maybe you're new and want to find out more. We have a two sessions schedule to find out more about UU, PUC, the people that hang out here, and introduce yourself to us.
January 15th at 12:15pm New to UU1 in Voyagers Room
January 22nd at 12:15pm New to UU2 in Voyagers Room

Louise Allison
Robin Arehart
Ann Bailey
Beth Peterson
Ezra Behnen
Donald Brunson
James Campbell
Darcy Carroll
Elizabeth Einhorn 
Lillian Light
Debra Cucci
Nina Dabbieri
Peter Dabbieri
Echo Davis
Kristen DeLeo
Malcom DeLeo
Susan Deo
Consuelo Franco
Barbara French
Samuel French
Raffaello Morimanno
Pam Harris
Judith Henrikson
Jennifer Hocutt
John Hocutt
David Hofland
Daniel Howell
Hermann Huettemeyer
Marianne Huettemeyer
Jim Kadakia
Sonal Kadakia
Trenton Kane
Mark Knudson
Marcelo Koelsch
Shannon Koelsch
William Koelsch
Cynthia Nast
Patti Longwinter
Scott Longwinter
Frank Lyon
Nat Marcus
Ted Marcus
Claire Moss
Sofia McCormick
Jim Michaels
Jennifer Montgomery
Marilyn Murphy
Chandra Nguyen
Peggy Nguyen
Krystyna Oakes
Katherine Osborne
Stephanie Osborne
Cindy Paieda
Mike Paieda
Noelle Portland
Laural Purintor
Kristen Purvis
Carol Quan
William Quan
Cole Redding
Jacob Redding
Todd Redding
Tracy Redding
Valieda Richards
Henry Ripley
Kate Ripley
Frances Roberts
Corine Rutledge
Robert Rutledge
Ann Sanburg
Darrell Schermerhorn
Ron Smelser
Janet Steinberg
Jonah Storr
Lynn Taylor
Eric Trad
Renee Trad
John Tyrrell
Melissa Tyrrell
Mary Weber
Jeanne Wilson
Amin Damji
Dylan Dempster
Miles Dempster
John Gastanaga

Andy Felz
Mila Reeder
RJ Reeder
Sören Giess
Diana Giess
Sunday Hospitality
It takes many hands to
make a Sunday.  Special thanks
to all of our volunteers!

Susan Owen
Helen Ciriello

Welcome Table
Lee Ann Hart
Kimberly Pratto-Storr

Brad Shreve
                                WOMAN’S MARCH LA
Social Justice is organizing a group of people to attend the human rights march to be held in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday January 21, 2016 at 9:00 am.The group will gather at Pershing Square, walk to City Hall, and return to Pershing Square.
Women’s March LA states: “Our mission is to stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families ~ recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” For more information go to:

We encourage you to join us !
Please contact Helen Ciriello ~ 
if you are interested. We would like to get a feel for the number of people
planning to attend. Bring friends along if you like. We will gather at PUC to carpool together.

5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.
We certainly look forward to seeing you all here.
Hey, Party People! 

Do you love to plan parties but don’t have enough opportunities? We are looking for you!  Our PUC community loves to get together at various events at church and it would be great to have a team of folks who like to work from time to time on special events. This is the kind of job for those of you who don’t want to attend monthly committee meetings!  The next big, fun event will be our 60th anniversary, March 17th.  

Contact Judy Shaffer for details.
The Connectors Team:  Judi Carter, Betty Paieda, Barbara Paulsen, and Judy Shaffer.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION GROUP meets at PUC Library Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm. 
Learn meditation and the purpose of meditation in the Buddhist wisdom tradition. Developing our love and compassion for all beings, we can find joy and meaning in life. Give yourself the gift of presence!
Newcomers welcome anytime, no experience required. Just bring an open mind and a kind heart - we can even help you find those! While meditation instruction is free, donations ($10-$20) to support our activity are gratefully accepted.  
Dan Dempster has been authorized by Khenpo Migmar Tseten (Buddhist chaplain at Harvard University and Director of the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Study, Cambridge) and is a certified meditation instructor.
PUC Needs Worship Associates
Dale Osborne
Pacific Unitarian Church has a strong Sunday worship program because of the talent and energies of the Sunday worship team.  Right now, PUC needs more members and friends to serve as Worship Associates, assisting Rev. Furrer and other speakers for the Sunday service.  Serving as a Worship Associate can be a great way to serve the PUC community.  It is a great opportunity to sharpen your speaking skills, and to share our message of hope and compassion with the community.  The PUC Worship Committee is forming a team of Worship Associates – if you are interested, there will be a training session conducted by Rev. Furrer on Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided.  The training will be hands on, lively, and fully prepare you to be a part of a very special team!  To reserve your slot (please RSVP by January 4th) , please contact Dale Osborne at or call him at (310) 704-4850.
Religious Education

Thank you for participating in the Toy Drive and Giving Tree during December! We collected over $300 for Toberman House and dozens of warm scarves, socks and hats for Harbor Interfaith Services.
Sunday 1/1/17 - No Religious Education classes, childcare available
Sunday 1/8/17 - Religious Education Classes
February 18th-20th, 2017 is Winter Camp for families at Camp DeBenneville Pines. Contact Claire Moss, DRE if you are interested. It would be fun to have a group of PUCers up there!
From the camp website: "Get to Platform 9 & 3/4  on time or you'll miss the express train to the Wizarding World of Camp de Benneville Pines!  Come help harness magic to transform ourselves and our world. Classes include magical dueling at the forts, riding broomsticks at the sled run (weather permitting), wand-making and other magical crafts, and the raising of magical energy through fun, student-centered worship."
Parent Information Session Sunday January 29th, from 12:15pm-1:15pm - Learn about what your children are discussing in PUC’s Religious Education programs, find out about upcoming events, get to know other RE parents. RSVP to
Teacher Training Session TBA - Get involved with RE by becoming an assistant or fill-in teacher. Volunteer one or two Sunday’s per month, and be part of nurturing the next generation. Interested? Contact Claire Moss at
Artistic/Tech Savvy Person Wanted

PUC's 60th Birthday Celebration is coming in March, and we're looking for someone to put together a visual history of those sixty years to present at the Annual Dinner/Birthday Celebration. Lots of photos from very nearly our beginnings up to the present are available in year-labeled albums and boxes, many with names of those pictured on the back. Please call the Church Office or Betty Paieda (phone number and e-mail address in the PUC Directory) if you're interested. Betty, one of our Church Historians, will work with you to assemble a DVD. 
This Sunday's Flowers 
Please sign up for your turn to bring Sunday's Flowers on the Flower Calendar inside the door of the PUC Office
To have your joy or concern appear here, send it to 
or call the PUC office.  For information on how to do so,
scroll down to the
 end of The View.

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Who's That?
To contact people named in The View please see the PUC Directory which is available in the Members Section of the PUC website.  If you need the password for the Members Section, or if you do not have access to a computer, contact the PUC Office for help accessing it.  The phone number and office hours are listed each week at the very bottom of The View.
PUC's calendar of events can be found here.
The PUC Board of Trustees

                    Mike Buttitta -President 
                    Dee Masters -Vice President
                    Trish Botsko -Treasurer
                    Ben Cowan -Secretary

              John Einhorn
              Randy Ripley
              Tara Unverzagt 

Ways to Contact Your Trustees
This email is forwarded to the trustees, Lead Minister, Director of Religious Education, and Pacific Sage Preschool Director.
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Mike Buttitta, President
Trish Botsko, Treasurer
Phone numbers and individual email addresses for all other Trustees can be found in the Member Directory.

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We are located at
5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


Office Hours

Sunday             9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.                             
Monday           Closed: New Years Day
Tuesday           8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Wednesday      9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday          8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Friday               Closed
Saturday           Closed


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